Forschen • Ausbilden • Vernetzen
Für eine nachhaltige Bioökonomie

Forschen • Ausbilden • Vernetzen
Für eine nachhaltige Bioökonomie

8. BioSC Forum (Internes Retreat)

11. Mai 2022 • Hilton Hotel, Düsseldorf • 10:00 – 18:00


Die Anmeldung ist geschlossen.

Das Forum ist als Präsenzveranstaltung geplant. Wir werden Sie im Voraus informieren, falls Hygienemaßnahmen zu beachten sind.

Die Veranstaltungssprache ist Englisch.






Short talks on new and ongoing projects within the NRW Strategy Project BioSC (with short break)

Poster Lunch


Parallel Workshops

I. Interdisciplinary research opportunities in the Focus Topic Area "Technological and institutional innovations as drivers of bio-based social transformations"

The transition from a fossil-based to a biobased economy requires considerable change in value networks, business models, and policy. Technological and institutional innovations are key drivers of such transformation processes. The success of such innovations hinges not only on economic competitivenes and acceptance, for example, of new biobased products and digital farming tools. Transformations also need appropriate regulatory frameworks that steer societal change towards positive outcomes in multiple sustainability dimensions.

The bundling of economic and social science expertise with natural science and technology expertise, as in the BioSC, holds unique potential for the development of integrated bioeconomic transformation concepts. The aim of the workshop is to identify entry points for interdisciplinary collaboration in the development of such concept and related transformation pathways.

After a kick-off talk on the recent publication "Sustainability implications of transformation pathways for the bioeconomy" by Prof. Jan Börner (ILR, University of Bonn), all Core Groups are invited to add their possible links and approaches to the topic. Based on this, future fields and support options of collaboration will be identified.

II. PhD Workshop: Bioeconomy, Circular Economy, Sustainability, Carbon Footprint - Connections to the own doctoral project and identification of interdisciplinary linkage and development opportunities

The workshop will start with a keynote lecture of Dr. Dr. h.c. Christian Patermann and an introductory lecture of Prof. Ingar Janzik: The world is facing great challenges, which are reflected in major issues such as climate change, resource use and conservation, and the fight against hunger. The circular bioeconomy makes a significant contribution to this. But where does one's own doctoral project fit in here? And how can interdisciplinary networking help individual projects reach even further?

In the workshop the doctoral Researchers will shortly present themselves and deduced from the own position existing links and putative missing links between the different projects will be identified. Small putative networks and projects will evolve out of this discussion and will be further developed in smaller groups.


Coffee and posters


Christian Patermann Award 2022


Closing Remarks



In parallel: Get-together for doctoral students with Dr. Dr. h.c. Christian Patermann and with the Award winners of 2020/21 and 2022